Sunday, August 30, 2015

LaRC books-- Down at the end of the river


Woodward, Angus.
Down at the end of the river : stories / by Angus Woodward.
Donaldsonville, LA : Margaret Media, Inc., c2008.

Howard-Tilton Stacks
PS3623.O683 D69 2008

Jones Hall Louisiana Research Collection
PS3623.O683 D69 2008 LACOLL


In this collection of short stories, Angus Woodward colorfully describes the circumstances, surroundings, and relationships of assorted fictional individuals living in southern Louisiana in recent years.  One story, "That German Girl" is set immediately post-Katrina.  Others, like "Qatar Is an Emirate" stretch back in time into the 1990s.  A few are almost timeless, especially "Guttering Out," a small and surreal slice of French Quarter street life.

The grouping of stories does not have a single point of view or tone, but together they present the elusiveness of close personal relationships and are linked by the common Louisiana setting.   Each story actually is short, begins with a strong sentence, and leaves the reader with memorable and unique characters.




Posted by Susanna Powers

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